NATO - Russia Statement
On the 24 June 1998 Permanent Joint Council Meeting
The NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) at Ambassadorial level
met on Wednesday, 24 June 1998 at NATO Headquarters.
At Ambassadorial Level
Ambassadors exchanged information and views on the situation in and
around Bosnia and Herzegovina. They focused on the continuation of
NATO-Russia cooperation in SFOR within the framework of the
multinational force in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period following
the end of SFOR's current mandate in June. With regard to Kosovo,
discussion centred on the international community's response to the
crisis and the ongoing intense diplomatic efforts to find a peaceful
The representatives of NATO and Russia were informed about the
meeting of military representatives under the auspices of the PJC on
Ambassadors exchanged views and information on defence-related
economic issues, including defence conversion and retraining of
retired military officers.
The next meeting of the Permanent Joint Council at the Ambassadorial
level is scheduled for 22 July 1998.